Stories of Excellence

Bill Marriott with 2019 Awards of Excellence winners on stage

Each year, the Marriott Awards of Excellence recognizes the “best of the best” at Marriott International. Established in 1987 and named after our founder, the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence honors the company’s finest associates who represent the characteristics of the award: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.

Additionally, four group awards acknowledge outstanding corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion efforts, excellence in demonstrating the company’s core values, and creating a TakeCare culture of health and well-being.

All of these stories exemplify the core values of Marriott International.

Awards logo with list of the five awards
Eucaris García

Eucaris García

Housekeeping Senior Supervisor
AC Hotel Panama City
Panama City, Panama

Sharon Gidden

Sharon Gidden

Server
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
Toronto, Canada

Asela Jayaweera

Asela Jayaweera

Director of Recreation
Sharq Hotel Village & Spa,
a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Doha, Qatar

Mary Jiang

Mary Jiang

Laundry Manager
Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa
Sanya, P.R. China

Jozsef Ladanyi

Jozsef Ladanyi

Director of Loss Prevention
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
London, United Kingdom

Pamela McClain

Pamela McClain

Accounting/Human Resources Manager
The Raphael Hotel
Autograph Collection
Kansas City, Missouri

Hung Quach

Hung Quach

Banquet Server
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, Florida

Dimitris Taktikos

Dimitris Taktikos

Doorman
Hotel Grande Bretagne,
a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Athens, Greece

Drew Tenerio

Drew Tenerio

Rooms Controller, Guest Services Representative
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

Haben Tesfamariam

Haben Tesfamariam

Housekeeping Manager
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Washington, District of Columbia

Aloft Asheville Downtown

Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service

Aloft Asheville Downtown
Asheville, North Carolina

Central Germany Business Council

Stephen Garff Marriott Award of Excellence for Culture

Central Germany Business Council
Germany

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort

Debbie Marriott Harrison TakeCare Award of Excellence

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
Phuket, Thailand

Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan

J.W. Marriott, Jr. Diversity Excellence Award

Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan
Pune, India